To celebrate International women’s day, Maher seeks help

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Pune : Maher, a non-governmental organization near Pune​, has been working in the field of homeless women, men and children since 1997.  Maher has rescued nearly 4000 women from the streets, 2916 children and 145 men. At present we have nearly 860 children in our 30 homes, 320 women in our 7 homes and 52 men in our two homes.  It has also been undertaking community development programmes in and around the villages of Shirur, Khed etc.  It has 24 projects in hand of varied nature in Maharashtra, Kerala & Jharkhand.

The celebration of International Women’s Day is 8th March 2016.  For many years Maher has organized an annual get-together (Mahila Melawa) to celebrate this event and this has been attended by many women from economically weaker sections of our society.

The Melawa will be held at 6 places as follows:-

1.    8th March – At Vadu Budruk ,Koregaon Bhima – From 2 to 5 pm.
2.    9th March – At Vatsalyadham, Avalwadi, Wagholi – to 12.30 noon
3.   11th March – Maher Snehasadan – Shirur – 2 to 5 pm.
4.   17th March   Maher Dayasagar – Bakori – 11 am to 2.00 pm.
5.   18th March – Maher Anand Balsadan, Kendur – 2 to 5.00 pm.
6.   19th March – Shikrapur – 2 to

Similar programmes will be held in Jharkhand, Miraj, Ratnagiri and Kerala.

“We know you have a deep and genuine interest in the overall development of these deprived women.  We would therefore like to request that you donate in cash or kind towards the expenses required for running this Melawa.  The Melawa will be attended y women from all the 550 Self Help Groups organized by Maher.  We hope that you will support our request to help us hold this Melawa. The cheque/cash can be given in the name of Maher.  We expect more than 8000 women to attend the programme at the different places,” said Sr Lucy Kurien, founder director, Maher.

The approximate expenses will be around Rs. 4.25,000.

“At the event we will provide snacks; conveyance to women who cannot get public transport as the places we are working does not have public transport.  We need to put up Mandaps as it will be very hot,” she added.